YOUNG LEGEND: Also making major moves these days: reggae star Romain Virgo, who is presently in the United Kingdom for shows alongside the great Beres Hammond and Tarrus Riley. Fresh from a recent solo sojourn in Japan, where he gave performances in clubs and other venues around Tokyo and other cities, Virgo and his colleagues will grace stages in Manchester (Oct. 12), Birmingham’s new Bingley Hall (Oct. 13), and the Wembley Arena (Oct. 14).
DYNAMIC DUET: Still on talented people, big-voiced songstress Lenya Wilks is promoting her latest jam, “Old Time Love,” which features guest vocals from Tarrus Riley. “It’s a great track speaking about two young lovers who want to go back to loving like the old times,” Wilks notes on her blog. [Look out for TALLAWAH’s thoughts on the song in next week’s New Music Review.]